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Wintergreen Essential Oil

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100% Pure, Natural Wintergreen Essential Oil

Botanical Name: gaultheria procumbens

As you know, Wintergreen has a very distinct scent. It's one of the most popular aromas used in scenting and flavoring everything from chewing gum (Do not ingest this oil!) to hair care products.

The uplifting and sweet scent is refreshing to many as it's used in a variety of ways, including sports products for sore muscles, skin care and for purely aromatic reasons.

Uses of Wintergreen Essential Oil
  • Most widely used to help soothe discomfort of sore muscles. Dilute a few drops with your favorite carrier oil and rub on your muscles for a warm and sensational feeling.
  • Add a couple of drops diluted in an unscented bath/shower gel or carrier oil to warm water in a soothing bath.
  • Pick up a recipe for a DIY toothpaste and use Wintergreen to flavor.
  • Diffuse in a water-based diffuser or vaporizer to create an invigorating atmosphere.
  • This oil makes a great addition to unscented skin and body care products to create a stimulating and invigorating feeling, not to mention its minty scent.
  • Dilute and apply a small amount to bee and insect bites.
This oil is sourced from

China

History and Background

In Chinese medicine, earth element. Promotes mental clarity.

Physical Description

Colorless to pale yellow in color, sometimes has a pinkish tint. As this oil ages, it can turn reddish brown and should not be used.

Aromatic Description

This oil has an intense, sweet, refreshing, and minty aroma with a hint of vanilla.

Biological Makeup and Components

Almost 90-98% methyl salicylate with formaldehyde and gaultheriline, ketone, secondary alcohol and ester.

Extraction Technique

Steam distillation of leaves.

Information for Aromatherapists

This oil is a top note, blending well with oregano, lavender, mints, thyme, ylang ylang, and vanilla.

Our Wintergreen essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.

Cautions
  • Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing.
  • Do not use with children under 12 years old.
  • Do not use if you have an allergy to methyl salicylate.
  • For external and topical use only. Do not ingest.
  • Do not use if you are epileptic, have a history of seizures, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and in room temperature or cooler spot.
Additional Safety Information